Information for Students

“You can use this time to prepare and prepare and prepare…or you can begin living now, accept the university as ‘real’ and find your own best way to influence this community….” --Robert Greenleaf

Service-Learning at Lipscomb

Lipscomb has a great history of serving both the local and global communities. The SALT (Serving And Learning Together) Program takes this commitment to the next step by using service to act as a mechanism for learning.

Service-learning is the bringing together of academic concepts and service experiences where students increase their academic understanding, spiritual development and civic awareness.

By pairing what students are learning in the classroom with service experiences, service-learning demonstrates how we can use our God-given skills and abilities to meet real needs that exist in our community.

Further, service-learning experiences provide great opportunities for students to demonstrate that they can apply what they are learning in their courses to real world problems. Service-learning experiences are great additions to resumes and give a wider variety of experiences to reference in job interviews.


The SALT Project was developed for Lipscomb University’s Quality Enhancement Plan as a part of its reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges.